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Robinson R22


Very Light Utility / Trainer Helicopter


The very-lightweight Robinson R22 helicopter has proven itself a commercial success since series introcuction was had in 1979.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 1/17/2020






Program Updates



January 2020 - UAVOS has announced plans to develop a heavy-lift, unmanned version of the popular R22 helicopter.

Specifications



Year:
1979
Status
Active, In-Service
Crew
1
[ 4,650 Units ] :
Robinson Helicopter Company - USA
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- Search and Rescue (SAR)
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
- Training
Length:
28.71 ft (8.75 m)
Width/Span:
25.16 ft (7.67 m)
Height:
8.92 ft (2.72 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Robinson R22 production model)
Empty Weight:
882 lb (400 kg)
MTOW:
1,378 lb (625 kg)
(Diff: +496lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Robinson R22 production model)
1 x Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C Flat-4 piston engine developing 124 horsepower driving a two-bladed main rotor unit and two-bladed tail rotor unit (facing port side).
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Robinson R22 production model)
Maximum Speed:
118 mph (190 kph; 103 kts)
Service Ceiling:
14,108 feet (4,300 m; 2.67 miles)
Maximum Range:
242 miles (390 km; 211 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
1,200 ft/min (366 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Robinson R22 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Robinson R22 production model)
R22 - Base Series Designation; initial production model; powered by Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C engine.
R22 HP - "High-Powered" variant with Lycoming O-320-B2C engine of 160 horsepower.
R22 "Alpha" - Model of 1983; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta" - With uprated Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta II" - With Lycoming O-360-J2A engine.
R22 "Beta II Police" - Law enforcement model with loudspeaker system and searchlight.
R22 "Police" - Law enforcement variant.
R22 "Mariner" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 "Mariner II" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-J2A engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 IFR - IFR training model.
Maverick - UAV offering from Boeing based in the R22 helicopter.
Renegade - UAV variant used by DARPA for testing.
R22 UAV - UAV offering from being developed UAVOS with autopilot system; heavy-lift capability.

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